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IFJA announces first slate of movie bests

December 14, 2009

There were no fisticuffs, but the newly formed Indiana Film Journalists Association did witness some lively discussion as it selected its first-ever Awards. Their picks honored films that were released in Indiana in 2009--or, at least, played a festival here.


And the winners are:

Best Film of the Year

Winner: "Up in the Air"

Runner-up: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Other Finalists: "(500) Days of Summer," "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," "Julie & Julia," "Moon," "Nine," "Up," "Where the Wild Things Are."


Best Animated Film

Winner: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Runner-up: "Up"


Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: "Sin Nombre"

Runner-up: "Welcome"


Best Documentary

Winner: "The Cove"

Runner-up: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"


Best Screenplay

Winner: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"

Runner-up: Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers, "Where the Wild Things Are"


Best Director

Winner: Spike Jonze, "Where the Wild Things Are"

Runner-up: Wes Anderson, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"


Best Actress

Winner: Carey Mulligan, "An Education"

Runner-up: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Runner-up: Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"


Best Actor

Winner: George Clooney, "Up in the Air"

Runner-up: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Runner-up: Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones" and "Julie & Julia"


Original Vision Award

Winner: "Where the Wild Things Are"

Runner-up: "District 9"


The Hoosier Award

Winner: Actor Doug Jones, director Morgan Mead and screenwriter David Hamilton for "My Name Is Jerry"


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